Leeds Station Gateway Yorkshire Hub

Leeds Station Gateway Yorkshire Hub

Leeds Railway Station is the busiest station in the North and the second busiest outside of London. About 31 million passengers use the station a year which is comparable to London Kings Cross.

We are working with partners to bring forward a masterplan which integrates station improvements alongside the proposed HS2 station and wider regeneration of the Southbank area of the City.

Delivery of the Masterplan will:

  • Create a world class gateway for the City Region that is at the heart of the UK’s rail network. • Seamlessly integrate High Speed Two (HS2), the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) programme and enhancements to the classic rail services which use the Station. • Accommodate the planned doubling of growth in passenger numbers using the Station over the next 30 years. • Enable a step change in rail connectivity and capacity in the North of England – better connecting people and businesses to jobs and markets. • Deliver a new internationally significant district in Leeds City Centre - with the potential for 300,000 square metres of commercial development. • Be a catalyst for accelerating the regeneration of South Bank Leeds, one of Europe’s largest City Centre regeneration initiatives, that will double the size of the City Centre economy. The vision establishes a blueprint spatial plan that develops Option 2 of Sir David Higgins’ November 2015 Yorkshire Hub report into a holistic and phased development strategy for the new Integrated Station and surrounding roads, places and spaces. The Masterplan will deliver: • A World Class Hub in every aspect, from quality of architecture and urban design to intermodal connectivity, clarity and delivery; • A Distinctive Gateway that celebrates travel, proudly announces arrival into Leeds and speaks of the unique characteristics of the City; • A Destination Station as an attractive place to visit in Leeds City Centre, where South Bank meets City Square; and • A Connected Place that seamlessly integrates national, regional, and local transport modes and optimises every form

Project Lead


West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area



Business case summary




West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund- £10.5 million. (£500k approved)


Project Status

Activity 3: outline business case


Start and end dates



Delivery partners

Network Rail, Leeds City Council, London & Continental Railways, HS2 partnership.


Other funders

As above


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